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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
At some point during Chair Yellen’s tenure people will likely begin to see the pragmatic central banker she has been. Wednesday’s luncheon speech to the Economic Club of New York was a step in that direction, once everyone sifts...
April 18, 2014 Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminatedSource: BBC News
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown. Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination. The...
April 17, 2014 Fed beige book: Economy gains after rough winterSource: USA Today
The nation's economy largely emerged from a weather-related winter slump over the past six weeks, but cold and stormy conditions continued to dampen growth somewhat, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.
Research & Insights
March 28, 2014 Obama health law fails to gain support - pollSource: News24
Washington - Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law - his signature domestic achievement - is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new...
More Americans reported being hurt by the Affordable Care Act than helped in Gallup's latest opinion poll on the health care law. The majority of Americans – roughly three in five adults – said the law has had no impact on them...
February 26, 2014 ACA will raise premiums for 65% of small firmsSource: WSBT
A majority of small businesses that offer health insurance could see premiums rise, according to a new government report. The report from the actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 65...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Washington Post
Does 39.6 percent, which is today’s top marginal tax rate, sound like the optimal top marginal tax rate to you? No? How about 80 percent? Not that either? Well, if you’re concerned about reducing income inequality in the United...
April 11, 2014 Obamacare - Did We Disrupt the Medical Insurance Process for the Benefit of 1.9 million People and P.O. the other 312.5 million Americans?Source: Ken Cynar, Exec.VP, Governance & Accountability Institute
Reforming of the Medical Insurance process in this country was necessary, but Obamacare...I just don’t know. I was a vocal critic of the process which was adopted by Congress to pass Obamacare. There was secrecy, back room...
April 10, 2014 RAND Comes Clean: Obamacare's Exchanges Enrolled Only 1.4 Million Previously Uninsured IndividualsSource: Forbes
Last week, I wrote about an article in the Los Angeles Times, on a then-as-yet unpublished report from the RAND Corporation. The report indicated that only one-third of Obamacare’s purported 7.1 million exchange sign-ups were...
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